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   Re: [xml-dev] Just Can't Get No REST

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  • To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
  • Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Just Can't Get No REST
  • From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 13:38:30 -0700
  • Cc: "'XML-DEV'" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> ...
> Well, humans.  The semantic web has a long evolution 
> in front of it to beat the troublemakers and for that 
> reason, frictionless business based on loosely coupled 
> REST principles (based on URIs and GETs) won't work readily. 

Business has friction because business should have a certain amount of 
friction (e.g. accountants and auditors). Technology that adds 
integration friction to the social friction is just overhead.

> It may be just as doable to lie to RPC, but it isn't 
> as easy.

Why not?

IMHO, tricking computers is always easy, whether you use RPC, REST, 
asynchronous messaging or whatever.

  Paul Prescod


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